Jennifer L. Whitten

Jennifer L. Whitten

Attorney
Location:
Traverse City, Michigan
Phone:
231-668-9836
Fax:
231-941-9679
Email:

Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree from Alma College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Jennifer graduated Summa Cum Laude, in the top ten percent of her class, from Michigan State University College of Law in May, 2011. While in law school Jennifer participated in the Moot Court Trial and Advocacy Board as well as the Trial Practice Institute Certificate Program. In addition, Jennifer earned recognition as the top oralist in the first year oral advocacy competition.

After law school, Jennifer gained significant experience as a litigator, practicing primarily in the areas of family law and workers compensation. Prior to making Traverse City her home, Jennifer worked as an Assistant Prosecutor in Ingham County, MI. As an Assistant Prosecutor, Jennifer advanced her trial skills by managing a busy district court docket, handling misdemeanor trials and felony preliminary examinations.

Jennifer's current practice includes both civil and criminal work. Jennifer understands the foreign, stressful and emotional nature of being embroiled in the legal process and provides a compassionate presence while passionately advocating for her client's interests.

Jennifer enjoys practicing yoga, running, boating, and hiking with her family.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Corporate
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2011
  • Ohio, 2012

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor summa cum laude
    • Honors: Top ten percent of her class
    • Honors: Participated in the Moot Court Trial and Advocacy Board
    • Honors: Participated in the Trial Practice Institute Certificate Program
    • Honors: Recognized as the top oralist in the first year oral advocacy competition
  • Alma College
    • B.A. summa cum laude

Past Employment Positions

  • Braun Kendrick Finkbeiner PLC, Attorney
  • Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office, Assistant Prosecutor

Pro Bono Activities

  • Girls on the Run Northwest Michigan
  • Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan